Tuesday, 8 September 2009

I've been busy............

This week has been a bit frantic so far and doesn't look like slowing down any until at least Sunday or Monday. Fathers day of course was busy, visiting my Dad and going to eldest daughter's for dinner, youngest son and his lady were there too. Phone calls from West Australia from youngest daughter (who will arrive in Victoria tomorrow with her youngest daughter). Yesterday our youngest son came up to help his Dad move some windows that we had been given, they are destined to be a greenhouse eventually. They stayed for dinner too, so more cooking.
Today I finished making this.........
Mum and Dad's wedding anniversary cake...................
If you want to see the whole story, go HERE.
I'm really happy that it's finished in plenty of time for the party on Saturday, are you sick of hearing about my parents anniversary by now??? LOL. For an event that they were organising, paying for etc, it's been extraordinary hard work for ME!! It's nearly over folks, but as you may have noticed, I love them both dearly and am very close to both of them, I guess being the only girl in a family of 4 kids will do that for you!!

I have been doing a little sewing at night though,

this is my 4th block of the Civil War Bride Quilt. The picture is a bit dull, the weather is dreadful here again, grey skies and rain, so no chance of taking pictures outside today. But you get the idea. This is a really bright block and I'm loving stitching it.

Next week, when life returns to normal, or what passes for normal around here, I want to look at starting Caitlins birthday quilt, and I am going to help Jen make her very first quilt, so I'm really looking forward to doing that.
Oh yes, I nearly forgot to tell you all.................30 years ago today my man and I walked down the aisle!! Well, metaphorically speaking anyway. We got married in the sun room of the house Mum and Dad were living in on the South Coast of NSW, 4 kids running around our feet, they still think it's really cool that they all got to be at the wedding! Except our eldest took off down the beach with a mate 'cos he thought all this messing around was boring, boy did he get in trouble for that, he was only 7!!!
We had thought to do it on the 10th, which then happened to be Mums 30th anniversary, but the celebrant could only do the ceremony on the 8th, so the 8th it was.
So to celebrate ~ I'm here talking to you all and he's off down the paddock burning a load of rotten wattle bushes that were blown out of the ground in the big winds of winter plus all the accumulated stuff that seems to gather ready to burn throughout the summer and autumn. It's still raining, but it seems to be still burning, if he doesn't do it now it will be fire restrictions in a few weeks and we won't be able to do it until next year - again! Plus we don't like to leave stuff lying around, we'll be coming up to snake season soon. Copperheads love to hide under stuff and my four legged babies will be at risk of being bitten the way they like to explore!!

9 comments:

Deb said...

Gee Lizzie you have been busy. CWB block looks great...and the cake - I'm sure your folks will be thrilled.

Julie said...

I agree, bizzy Lizzy. The cake is beautitful, what a talent you have there. I love that block of the CWB quilt too. Happy anniversary to you to. xx

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

What a cake! Looks too good to eat! Happy anniversary!

paddysdaughter said...

Happy anniversary to you and your folks next week. The cake is a work of art - so it the block! Well done.

Francien said...

Busy Bee Lizzie...wauw...your days are to short lately...but what a wunderful things you have done...that cake is a masterpiece...you can bake girl!!i am sure it will taste like it looks...your parents will be so pleased..you put a lot of love in it..and it must be a great feeling to have done this for them..and if i would have lived near you i would have baked one for your anniversary...it might had turned out not so beautiful as yours and i would had a bakery on call day and night...lol...congratulations to you and HWW....
"snake season is coming up soon"?????As in meters of creepie.. swirlie...sizzeling...thinggies??..oh well...you will know what to do when you see one..or two..lol... Your block looks so lovely..and you blog too the header is beautifull ..great fabric and colors you have there!!...
Thats it for now dear..chatting away..have fun this week!!
greetings xxx Francien.

Micki said...

I love the Civil War block that you did. It is wonderful!
Micki

Cathy said...

Oh wow Lizzie, you can make beautiful quilts, AND make amazing cakes!!! What a busy time you are having, but it must be fun spending special times with the family. Happy Anniversary for you guys too xo

Kate said...

You are a BUSY woman. I LOVE your work. The cake is stunning and I know your folks will be thrilled!

Kim said...

Lizzie, you are a very busy bride! No doubt there was a beautiful celebration for your parents. Sweet memories made, documented and shared with us. Thank you!

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